Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boosterthon Pledges Due Friday

Please return your Boosterthon pledges tomorrow, Friday, April 18.

Week of April 21


Mon, April 21
E Day
Early Dismissal @ 2:00

Tues, April 22
F Day

Wed, April 23
G Day

Thurs, April 24
H Day

Fri, April 25
A Day

Sat, April 26

Sun, April 27

Important Information for Our Fifth Graders

Any upcoming 6th grader who has turned 11 years of age on or before the first day of the 2014-2015 school year must have a booster of the T-Dap vaccine.  Until June 19 parents may bring the updated form to Paine Intermediate; after June 19 parents should take the immunization form to HTMS during the days they are accepting registration contributions.  Please check the HTMS web page for the dates they will be accepting the forms.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank You

Many thanks to members of Faith Community Fellowship for their service to Paine Intermediate on Saturday.  Faith Families spent their Saturday planting flowers in our planters and pots outside the front door.  They put together two storage units and two strawberry planters for our gardens.  We are so fortunate to have Faith Community Fellowship as our neighbor and supporter.  

Boosterthon Pledges

Thank you for your support through your Boosterthon pledges.  We ask that all pledge money be turned in by Friday, April 18.  Each classroom teacher will receive a percentage of the money her class returns by Friday.  Again, we appreciate your help.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boosterthon Update

I would like to personally thank everyone for their support of our Boosterthon Fun Run.  I believe this year's fun run was the best one ever.  Our students had such a great time on Friday.  They ran so hard in support of our school.  We had the help of our teachers and staff, our PTO, the Boosterthon guys and girls, and the staff of Faith Community Fellowship.  Many thanks to Officer Bradford and Officer Payne for their help on Friday with getting the students safely over to Faith.  Having the event at Faith frees up our field and playground for other school activities during the day.

Thank you for helping your child get pledges, and thank you in advance for getting your pledge to the school by Friday, April 18.  The money we raised together will greatly enhance our educational program at Paine Intermediate.

ACT Aspire New State Assessment

The State Department of Education recently adopted ACT Aspire to assess all students in Alabama in grades 3-8.  ACT Aspire takes the place of the Alabama Reading and Math Test, which has been administered to our students each spring for the last several years. Our students will take three separate tests on three days.  The tests take an hour or less, so interruptions in the instructional day will be minimal.  It will be important for all students to attend school on these days.

Tuesday, May 6 - Math (1 hour)
Wednesday, May 7 - Reading (1 hour)
Thursday, May 8 - Writing (30 minutes)

We have the option of taking the tests electronically or with paper and pencil.  We decided, as a system, to use the paper and pencil tests.  The test is standardized, so test administrators (teachers) receive the same training; all students have the same testing conditions, and all students have the same amount of time for the test.

ACT Aspire provides longitudinal assessment data for student growth modeling from elementary grades to high school.  The tests are aligned to Alabama College and Career Ready Standards.  Students can be monitored to determine if they are on track for college and career readiness.  Schools will receive school and individual student data during the summer.  Parents will receive ACT Aspire results in August or September.

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Fifth graders will also take the Alabama Science Assessment on April 29.  This assessment has been given to fifth and seventh graders for the last several years.